Canada closes Cairo embassy until further notice

The Canadian Embassy in Cairo is closed until further notice because of security concerns.

OTTAWA — The Canadian Embassy in Cairo is closed until further notice because of security concerns.

Foreign Affairs made the announcement on Twitter this morning and posted a one-line notice on the embassy website.

Cairo has seen throngs of protesters in recent days demanding the ouster of embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

The country’s military is demanding that Morsi meet the demands of the mass protest, with a 48-hour deadline for him to act.

The embassy is urging visitors to Egypt to exercise a high degree of caution due to what it calls the unpredictable security situation and continued demonstrations.

It advises against travel to the Sinai Peninsula, with the exception of coastal resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh, and also warns against going to Port Said, Suez and Ismailia due to civil unrest.

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